WEEKLY NEWS MAY 15, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Wednesday, May 18th: The new Summer Bible series starts. It will go through August 24th. Several teachers will teach topics of their choice. Charles Greenawalt will start on Wednesday, May 18th.

Sunday, May 22nd: Dennis & Sharon Welch will be with us. We will hear a report by Dennis in Bible class about the work in Cambodia and he will also preach. Also, our monthly Fellowship Meal will be at noon on that day instead of the 29th, then we go home.

Bible Camp — the “Heart of Texas Bible Camp” in Brady, TX, will come up in June. Two sessions, grades 4-8 (June 5-10) and grades 8-12 (June 12- 17). The church will sponsor our children who would like to go. Please talk to Joe for a camper application.

WITH SYMPATHY

We were saddened to hear that Jo Ann Eaton, Leana Futrell’s sister unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday morning, Funeral services took place at the Briggs Baptist church in Briggs, Texas. Visitation was on Friday at the Edgar Funeral Home in Burnett.  Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to Leana, Troy and to all the families and friends. May God give comfort and strength to all in their grief!

THANK YOU

Thank you, Christian Family, for all the kind and thoughtful acts during my recuperation.  Thanks for the beautiful cards, delicious food, well wishes and phone calls that you sent. There’s not another group as caring as you and we want to thank you for all your special help and encouragement.  In Christian love, Brenda

Our Fellowship Meal Will Be Next Week!

We will have our Fellowship Meal next Sunday after our worship service, while Dennis & Sharon Welch are visiting with us. Hosting this meal will be: John & Tina Brewer, Tommy Sledge, Kay Parker and Tanya Arnold with her capable kids.

UPDATES

Directory Update pages are ready to be picked up. As always, you can find them on the table in the back of the auditorium.

VISITING FOR THE MASTER

VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet on Wednesday, May 25th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

“For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15 (ESV)

When Brother Doug Wheeler went to Nigeria in January, he took with him funds from our congregation to help the work there. Several preachers were given the money to buy a motorcycle that would aid their efforts to evangelize the people of their part of Nigeria. What follows is a thank-you letter to us from one of those preachers. Please keep God’s work in Nigeria in you r prayers. For the elders, Ken D

Dear Brethren, Greeting to you in the precious names of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My name is Brother Simon C. Iwebo, the Minister at Church of Christ, Okpanam, Delta State, Nigeria. I am writing to appreciate and thank you for the gift of $750 you sent to me for the purchase of a motorbike in support of my preaching work at Okpan am.

I am overwhelmed by the support and I ask God to reward you all.

The Okpanam local Church came into being in 2012, after some preaching was done in that community lead by our dear brother, Elder Emeka Molokwu, of Church of Christ, Omomko, Asaba. We appreciate his efforts.

Today, the local Church is gradually growing steadily with some challenges here and there. One of the challenges is the fetish nature of the community, and with 70-80% of the inhabitants, idol worshippers. I do believe that with prayers and the help of God who converts souls, we will continue to preach the gospel that saves the soul without fear.

I must not fail to convey my sincere thanks and gratitude also to Brother Douglas, who stood for me before you, to justify the purchase of the bike. May God bless him. I purchased the bike on the 5th of January 2016. It has been numbered and necessary papers procured for it. My picture and that of the bike is herewith attached with this appreciation letter.

Please remember the Church in your prayers that God would help us to grow and bear fruits, and that members may have the desire and zeal in the things of Christ and the Church. John 15:15, 2 Tim 2:2.

Finally remember us in your prayers that the economic downturn in our country, Nigeria, will not hinder the members from being faithful.

Once again, on behalf of my family, I thank you, and may God remember the labor of your love.

In Christian Love, Brother Simon

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